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NASA Astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will not be returning to Earth this week, as NASA reported the team needs more time to review propulsion system data. As of now, the earliest return for the two astronauts is next Tuesday, July 2, 2024. After years of delays, the Boeing Starliner successfully launched... Read more...
The next Apple Vision Pro may be cheaper, but there's a chance you'll have to tether it to an iPhone or Mac. It's no secret that the Vision Pro is a device that has had a fairly slow rollout with consumers. At $3,499 (base price), it is one of Apple's most expensive products to date. Adding to the fact that Apple has... Read more...
DigiTimes Asia is a site that frequently shares semiconductor scuttlebutt and anonymously-sourced industry leaks. The site posted up one such story back on Thursday, alleging that Intel's hotly-anticipated Lunar Lake processors have been delayed. Intel, for its part, has responded today in the form of a confirmation to Digital Trends that Read more...
Astrocade AI has raised $12 million in funding from several companies, including NVIDIA, according to a report in VentureBeat. The company describes itself as a “platform that makes the creation of games and interactive experiences easy enough for a world of creators to share their ideas in minutes.” The company... Read more...
The European Commission (EC) made it official today that Apple has been informed of being the first company to breach the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The violation comprises Apple preventing app developers from “freely steering customers to alternative channels for offers and content.” Apple, Meta, and Alphabet... Read more...
Every so often, we remind our readers that it's rarely a good idea to pay the full asking price for an audio product, as things like speakers, headphones, surround sound receivers, earbuds, and more routinely sell for less than the manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP). This is another one of those times. On tap... Read more...
The hotly anticipated Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail expansion is getting closer to its early access period, and Square Enix is asking those participating to be mindful of spoilers. The company says that it’s not imposing any restrictions on what players can share or stream so long as it adheres to the “Material Usage... Read more...
Amazon wants to graduate Alexa's basic digital assistant skills into a more capable and intelligent conversational generative AI. However, according to Amazon's CEO, the upgrade will be stuck behind a paywall, possibly ranging from $5 to $10. While details haven't been set in stone (apart from the announcement), it looks like the new Alexa Read more...
NASA is being sued by a family in Florida after a piece of space debris from a battery pallet crashed through their home. Lawyers representing the family remarked this could be “a precedent setting case that sets the standard for the future of space debris claims in both the public and private sectors.” It is an... Read more...
Seagate announced it has teamed up with eBay to expand its 'Hard Drive Circularity Program' to reduce e-waste and HDD shredding. What this collaboration essentially entails is a new Seagate storefront on eBay to sell recertified storage drives that come factory sealed and backed by a two-year warranty, at discounted... Read more...
The AI arms race is in full swing, and some companies are opting to aim for strategic partnerships instead of all out dominance (or in pursuit of dominance). Apple has recently introduced its anticipated Apple Intelligence at its recent WWDC 2024 Developer Conference. Since AI development is apparently resource... Read more...
Cybersecurity firm Check Point Research has discovered a potent piece of Android malware, called Rafel, being utilized by threat actors. The malware is an open-source remote administration tool (RAT) and Check Point Research says that it has already observed “an espionage group leveraging Rafel in their... Read more...
With Samsung Unpacked just around the corner, leaks are coming in hot and heavy in regard to new Samsung devices. One device that will most likely not be making its debut at Samsung Unpacked next month, but is still making headlines, is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S10 Ultra. New leaked images of the device have found their... Read more...
OpenAI’s Chief Technology Officer, Mira Murati, didn’t mince words when discussing possible job losses in creative industries, as AI continues to become more prevalent in the creation of art. During an AI event held at Dartmouth University, Murai said, "some creative jobs maybe will go away, but maybe they shouldn't... Read more...
NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), conducted the fifth biennial Planetary Defense Interagency Tabletop Exercise this week. The tabletop exercise gathering aimed “to inform and assess the ability as a nation to respond effectively to the... Read more...
There's ample reason to be excited for Zen 5. After all, AMD says that it is the largest re-architecting of its CPU core since the original Zen. However, the company also acknowledged at Computex that the generational performance gain between Zen 4 and Zen 5 is only around 16%. That's a pretty solid gen-on-gen uplift... Read more...
"The year of the Linux desktop" is a long-standing meme among PC enthusiasts, but thanks to controversial decisions by Microsoft, continual development effort from Linux lovers, and the massive success of Valve's Steam Deck, Linux is seeing greater adoption than ever among consumer PC users. Intel has had excellent... Read more...
OnePlus has made a name for itself in the smartphone market by delivering high-end features for less than other premium handheld brands. The OnePlus 12 and the OnePlus Open are no different, delivering outstanding performance with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, and a fourth generation Hasselblad Camera System for... Read more...
Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son remarked, during a shareholder’s meeting, that he believes AI will be 10,000 times smarter than human intelligence 10 years from now. Son also remarked that he saw Softbank’s mission to be the “evolution of humanity,” while also stating he had finally discovered his own purpose in... Read more...
A few years ago, PC firmware switched from the aging BIOS system to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface standard, more commonly known as UEFI. This system is more secure than the legacy BIOS was, but it's not perfect. Cybersecurity firm Eclypsium reports the discovery of a serious bug in UEFI that could affect... Read more...
If you've followed the market of handheld machines out of Asia as well as recent mini-PC releases like Minisforum's own MS-A1, you've probably seen an OCuLink connector. This port is a standard connector from PCI-SIG that offers internal or external routing of regular old PCIe on a cable. This makes it much better... Read more...
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently celebrated its 21st anniversary of deployment into space. Even after so many years of service, Hubble is still astounding those back on Earth with beautiful images. Such is the case with one of Hubble’s latest, a mesmerizing photo of baby stars in a distant nebula. Nebula RCW... Read more...
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